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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #245 on: September 18, 2012, 11:01:59 AM »
Pack #103: 1988 OPC Re-Issue Pack (ring pop ad)

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #246 on: September 18, 2012, 01:54:49 PM »
Pack #104: 1989 OPC Re-Issue Pack (push pop ad)

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #247 on: September 18, 2012, 01:56:18 PM »
Pack #105: 1989 OPC Re-Issue Pack (ring pop ad)

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #248 on: September 18, 2012, 01:57:37 PM »
Pack #106: 1992 OPC Pack

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #249 on: September 18, 2012, 01:58:51 PM »
Finally, the UK packs. After these, all that is really left are the fun packs.....

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #250 on: September 18, 2012, 02:00:39 PM »
Pack #107: 1974 1st Series UK Pack

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #251 on: September 18, 2012, 02:04:21 PM »
Pack #108: 1974 2nd Series UK Pack

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #252 on: September 18, 2012, 02:08:35 PM »
Pack #109: 1981 Irish Series Test Pack

 


I wonder if Greg, Matt or Rob kept track of the pack contents of the packs they opened? Since there appears to still be a "Kill" (needed to complete a set of these) hidden away in an unopened pack, it would be nice to know what sticker was showing on the "Kill" packs that were "killed" (heh heh). 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #253 on: September 18, 2012, 02:20:43 PM »
Pack #110: 1986 Irish Series Pack

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #254 on: September 18, 2012, 02:22:46 PM »
Pack #111: 1986 UK Re-Issue Series Pack

 

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #255 on: September 18, 2012, 02:55:59 PM »
Pack #94: 1979 OPC 4 Stickers Pack (super bazooka ad)

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The other interesting thing about the 1979-80 OPC re-issues is that one ad variation is twice as common as the other. I'm not remembering which is the rarer of the two right now, but will research it.

Sorry, I didn't see this sooner, but this is the last wrapper I need for my collection (besides the "printed in USA" OPC S2 wrapper that recently surfaced) and it's been on my list for quite some time, so I bet this is the rarer variation.
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #256 on: September 18, 2012, 04:31:38 PM »
Sorry, I didn't see this sooner, but this is the last wrapper I need for my collection (besides the "printed in USA" OPC S2 wrapper that recently surfaced) and it's been on my list for quite some time, so I bet this is the rarer variation.

Coincidentally, an unopened pack just showed up on ebay, and thanks to Scoot (thanks Scot!) for alerting me about it I just bought it.  I had to pay $150.00 for it which is a little high, but I know how rare the wrapper is, so I don't think it's crazy for an unopened pack of this variation.

If anyone has this variation of just the wrapper and would prefer an unopened pack, PM me and we'll try to work something out.  I don't collect unopened packs and all I really want is the wrapper for my collection and binder display.       
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #257 on: September 18, 2012, 05:46:54 PM »
Rob, you're right, that is the rarer wrapper for the "4 sticker" variant, and I believe the other ad variation is the rarer for the "6 sticker" variant.

Incidentally, anyone know why people always refer to the Irish series as being released in 1985 when the wrapper code suggests 1986?

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #258 on: September 18, 2012, 05:50:02 PM »
By the way, if I don't include fun packs (which I arguably shouldn't, since it's not really possible to document them), there are exactly 111 different unopened packs in my collection right now. Anyone think Jahlon is laughing somewhere?

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #259 on: September 18, 2012, 06:14:06 PM »
Coincidentally, an unopened pack just showed up on ebay, and thanks to Scoot (thanks Scot!) for alerting me about it I just bought it.  I had to pay $150.00 for it which is a little high, but I know how rare the wrapper is, so I don't think it's crazy for an unopened pack of this variation.

If anyone has this variation of just the wrapper and would prefer an unopened pack, PM me and we'll try to work something out.  I don't collect unopened packs and all I really want is the wrapper for my collection and binder display.       
Are you referring to this auction? 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-OPC-WACKY-PACKAGES-SERIES-1-WAX-PACK-RING-POP-AD-WAX-BOX-/221059444208?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item33782b6df0

This seller has been trying to move these for years.  This is not a new ebay auction.
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #260 on: September 19, 2012, 05:57:26 PM »
Are you referring to this auction? 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1979-OPC-WACKY-PACKAGES-SERIES-1-WAX-PACK-RING-POP-AD-WAX-BOX-/221059444208?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item33782b6df0

This seller has been trying to move these for years.  This is not a new ebay auction.

Yes, that's the one.  I hope i didn't get mixed up with what wrapper i needed.  The ones without codes can get confusing.  This is a rare wrapper, correct?  I am pretty sure I needed the 1979 variety.  Dave, is the one pictured in the link Ernie showed the 1979 OPC Reisuue series 1 version?
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #261 on: September 20, 2012, 06:12:45 AM »
Yes, that's the one.  I hope i didn't get mixed up with what wrapper i needed.  The ones without codes can get confusing.  This is a rare wrapper, correct?  I am pretty sure I needed the 1979 variety.  Dave, is the one pictured in the link Ernie showed the 1979 OPC Reisuue series 1 version?



Yes, it's the wrapper you need. Ernie's right that those packs have been up for awhile. It's just that, while they are pretty hard to find, demand is very low too, and since the price he has them at is top dollar, and he has lots of them, they will likely sit on ebay for quite awhile.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #262 on: September 20, 2012, 06:57:19 AM »

Yes, it's the wrapper you need. Ernie's right that those packs have been up for awhile. It's just that, while they are pretty hard to find, demand is very low too, and since the price he has them at is top dollar, and he has lots of them, they will likely sit on ebay for quite awhile.

Thanks Dave. I probably paid too much for it, especially since I just need the wrapper, but oh well.  I've had it on my list for several years. 

So the last wrapper I will need is the uncoded OPC series 2 red with "printed in USA" copyright.  The only one I've seen is the one or two Matt was selling months ago.  What do you know about that one?  Was it just recently discovered or was it just overlooked?   
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #263 on: September 20, 2012, 08:07:00 AM »

So the last wrapper I will need is the uncoded OPC series 2 red with "printed in USA" copyright.  The only one I've seen is the one or two Matt was selling months ago.  What do you know about that one?  Was it just recently discovered or was it just overlooked?  

I believe the wrapper you're talking about was probably used for the 1st series OPC, since the 2nd series pack I have does not
include the "PRTD IN USA" line. I'm not sure who actually made the discovery (Matt or Rusty), but there are at least two
of those wrappers around: the one Matt Stock sold to Bill F. and the one Rusty shows on his page (shown below). I checked
at the time, and the images were definitely of two different wrappers.

I never heard about this variation until Matt's auction. Rusty apparently knew about it before that, but I'm not sure when he
discovered it.


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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #264 on: September 20, 2012, 09:56:06 AM »
I believe the wrapper you're talking about was probably used for the 1st series OPC, since the 2nd series pack I have does not
include the "PRTD IN USA" line. I'm not sure who actually made the discovery (Matt or Rusty), but there are at least two
of those wrappers around: the one Matt Stock sold to Bill F. and the one Rusty shows on his page (shown below). I checked
at the time, and the images were definitely of two different wrappers.

I never heard about this variation until Matt's auction. Rusty apparently knew about it before that, but I'm not sure when he
discovered it.

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There's even more to the story than this... When I first saw that Matt listed the wrapper, I thought it looked familiar so I did a search on completed listings. Sure enough, seller ssbone just sold it a couple of weeks prior. That wrapper had been listed for a couple of years for $25 (just like the opc auctions from ebay seller hockeyauctions, although his auctions are priced VERY high). I had even made the seller an offer for the wrapper, figuring I'd keep the wrapper as a dupe for trade, since, even as a regular red opc wrapper, it isn't that common. I didn't offer high since it wasn't in that great shape. I totally didn't catch that it was a variation at the time. It wasn't until Matt purchased it & relisted it with the additional info that I became interested. I could have had it for a lot less had I caught the copyright. I guess it was a good thing, since had I bought it for trade, I would have had it pass through my hands totally unaware of the variation.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #265 on: October 03, 2012, 02:15:25 PM »
Hey everyone,

Can anyone here provide me with a hi-res 600dpi scan of an unopened die-cut pack? I need it by Monday morning.


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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #266 on: October 03, 2012, 03:52:58 PM »
Hey everyone,

Can anyone here provide me with a hi-res 600dpi scan of an unopened die-cut pack? I need it by Monday morning.



I can do a wrapper but it's inside a plastic graded holder. Might not turn out that great but I can still do it.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #267 on: October 03, 2012, 04:23:46 PM »
I can do a wrapper but it's inside a plastic graded holder. Might not turn out that great but I can still do it.

Thanks, I'll take that to start. Still would like one not in a holder if anyone else can send one. Please email to:
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« Reply #268 on: October 04, 2012, 12:05:16 PM »
Thanks, I'll take that to start. Still would like one not in a holder if anyone else can send one. Please email to:


Just sent. If you need it higher res I can do that also.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #269 on: October 04, 2012, 07:38:43 PM »
Thanks, I'll take that to start. Still would like one not in a holder if anyone else can send one. Please email to:

I just sent a 600 dpi of a naked wrapper, hope that can help (until you get a pack scan)
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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #270 on: October 04, 2012, 07:56:45 PM »
Hey guys,

It's actually an unopened Die-Cut PACK image I need not an empty wrapper. Thanks to Brad and Patrick though for the wrapper scans. Anyone have a pack please LMK.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #271 on: October 04, 2012, 10:21:42 PM »
Hey guys,

It's actually an unopened Die-Cut PACK image I need not an empty wrapper. Thanks to Brad and Patrick though for the wrapper scans. Anyone have a pack please LMK.

Take our images, print, fold. Why are you making this so hard..LOL what are you working on?....

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #272 on: October 05, 2012, 07:23:50 AM »
Take our images, print, fold.

Ha! Good idea. I'll give that a try

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #273 on: October 05, 2012, 10:57:13 AM »
Pack #109: 1981 Irish Series Test Pack

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I wonder if Greg, Matt or Rob kept track of the pack contents of the packs they opened? Since there appears to still be a "Kill" (needed to complete a set of these) hidden away in an unopened pack, it would be nice to know what sticker was showing on the "Kill" packs that were "killed" (heh heh). 

Hey this pack is in nice shape compared to the others from that lot.  Mine looks about like this one.  Mostly clean with only some of those funny black dots from the glue.  Some of the packs I saw when these were first found looked horrible.  Black stains & dotting everywhere.  I think I have "Kick Kat" showing on the bottom.  Is that good?

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #274 on: October 05, 2012, 11:34:34 AM »
Hey this pack is in nice shape compared to the others from that lot.  Mine looks about like this one.  Mostly clean with only some of those funny black dots from the glue.  Some of the packs I saw when these were first found looked horrible.  Black stains & dotting everywhere.  I think I have "Kick Kat" showing on the bottom.  Is that good?

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #275 on: October 05, 2012, 01:25:13 PM »
Hey this pack is in nice shape compared to the others from that lot.  Mine looks about like this one.  Mostly clean with only some of those funny black dots from the glue.  Some of the packs I saw when these were first found looked horrible.  Black stains & dotting everywhere.  I think I have "Kick Kat" showing on the bottom.  Is that good?

As I recall I paid a bit of a premium for one of the nicest ones they had. I really have no clue what's a desirable sticker to have showing on these.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #276 on: October 08, 2012, 10:17:28 AM »
As I recall I paid a bit of a premium for one of the nicest ones they had. I really have no clue what's a desirable sticker to have showing on these.

Yah, I can't remember what I paid/traded for the pack, but it was a lot.  At the time I had a nice pack collection, so I was only interested in it as a clean pack & never intended on opening it.  Still don't.  I think the only vintage packs I've ever opened were those 7th funpacks as an experiment to see if they had Grime Heavy or Dusty in them.  Can't remember now which one they had.  Oh... and the poster packs, of course, but that's another story.

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #277 on: October 20, 2012, 08:46:12 PM »

I have not encountered a legitimate example of a 7th series pack with the 21-fold no-ad wrapper. 

.........

While it's far from a certainty, I will believe that (this pack doesn't) exist for the 7th series until I examine (a) legit example.

Well, after straining a tendon in my wrist and almost putting out my eye with shards of plastic in the process of cracking out
the PSA graded pack I picked up at the show today, I can happily confirm that this pack does indeed exist. Another pack
mystery solved!

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #278 on: October 20, 2012, 08:57:53 PM »
Well, after straining a tendon in my wrist and almost putting out my eye with shards of plastic in the process of cracking out
the PSA graded pack I picked up at the show today, I can happily confirm that this pack does indeed exist. Another pack
mystery solved!

Yikes! Also congrats!

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Re: A WP Unopened Pack Reference Library
« Reply #279 on: October 20, 2012, 08:59:09 PM »
Pack #112: 1974 7th Series 21-fold Pack (no ad):